/Fillmore street 2012
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to participate I’ll wear my pink jacket more often for the remaining of this month. I have not worn pink in quite sometime and I think it is time to reach into my closet for my favorite pink piece of clothing.
+ The pink corduroy jacket
Yes, it is as awesome in real life as it sounds. I’ve had it for quite some time and it represents almost a decade of a growth that feels like centuries in which I have endured life’s extreme ups and downs and continue to gain so much perspective.
/ Japantown, Dec. 2010
During the last quarter of the year I often look for this jacket to bring back a forgotten spark, to remember young love, forget adult challenges and get back to explorer mode whether that is getting back to drawing typefaces entirely by hand, finding a new coffee spot or revisiting a memory lane full of endless sunsets in the Sea of Cortez.
Previous excelsior posts here.
+ streetsblog: Enjoy the First Sunday Streets in the Excelsior, the Last One of the Year
If you have passed near the orangeized-Civic Center as of yesterday, you may have already noticed the ramps, bleachers and a huge set-up for the DEW tour.
/ © Photo by John Ornelas / goldengateexpress.com
Here is a recent video of Bruno Hoffman / Vans BMX team, which the team will be present over the weekend’s DEW activities.
/ Further info+articles:
VANS: BMX Team Competes at San Francisco Dew Tour | ESPN: FMX comes back to San Francisco | USAToday: Dew Tour event captures San Francisco style | SFist: Mountain Dew BMX Event Accused Of Being Too Rad, Sugary, Low-Paying
Startup Bike SF: October ride /San Francisco
Today Tuesday, October 16th
Market +7th. 630PM
What is Startup Bike?:
Not every networking event requires you to pickle your liver! Startup Bike is a monthly bicycle ride where you can get some healthy exercise and then pickle your liver! If you’re a entrepreneur, tech worker or investor who also happens to love bikes, come on out for a social ride.
“October’s ride will be hosted by peer-to-peer bike rental service Spinlister.
We’ll go for a 1 1/2 hour ride followed by a 1 hour social with free beer ‹‹ (!!) Read: Free beer ;]
Ride Start: UN Plaza, 7th and Market Ride Finish: Greenstart’s new incubator space at Market…
Read more on their meetup page.
Photo by © Pamela Palma
Lower Haight Urban Air Market /San Francisco
Sat. October 20th
Don’t be a haighter and get to the fair to buy some local goodies.
Haight Street from Webster to Pierce will be closed to auto traffic. Instead, the street will be lined with booths featuring 200+ independent designers selling clothing, accessories, jewelry, and other items.
FB event page here: Lower Haight Urban Air Market //Prepare for Awesome!
I came across this post about the film that was made for the new Nikon D4.
I’m no Nikon savvy person, but I do know the wanderlusting element of curiosity.
The making-of video is here if you have 11 minutes here via vimeo, it is worth it. Film director Corey Rich explains the “gathering great content to tell a story” in it alongside with his staff. Also very interesting locations shot both at day+night time in Joshua Tree, California, Utah +Veracruz, Mexico.
The aerial and night vision over dusk of the Utah mt biker woman is beyond stunning.
“The only constant in my life, is that there is no constant” -Dane Jackson /Kayaker
Here is the short promo film, check it out:
This video(s) and the thick layer of the exploratory curiosity in all of us at different levels, reminds me to wonder and ask when was the last moment I made myself available to be positioned in a magical moment?
I believe that the path to happiness exists within us, but often we are the ones to get distracted, segwayed or hold ourselves from it. But deep down we do know it exists, it’s there and we are the ones that can control weather or not we find it.
A must if you are in San Francisco, today 6-9pm in SomArts Cultural Center by Rene +Rio Yañez y mi homegirl, la beautiful muse Mayra aka HellaBreezy.
LOVE the promo photographs, poetic and beyond beautiful.
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All images above © Rio Yañez / Flickr